A weekly planner has been created by the Member Development Committee of LWML-Canada – a handy place to keep track of your “to do” lists and reminders of appointments and such. Following is the prologue taken from the planner explaining how it is so much more than just that. Order now to start January 1 or order at any time…the pages allow you to insert the dates.
The planner may be ordered from the LWMLC Resource Centre via firstname.lastname@example.org. The code is M-20-11, and the cost is $15 plus shipping and handling.
What you are holding in your hands is a gift; a gift of God’s Word that will stand the test of time. Guaranteed. Let this weekly planner be more than a place to write your reminders, your to dos and other what nots. Inside you will see a variety of Bible verses (ESV) carefully selected, not only for your reading enjoyment, but for your continued learning of God’s Word.
Why take the time to learn and memorize these Bible verses? First, we are specifically instructed to memorize Scripture. Colossians 3:16 (ESV) says, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching ad admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” Memorization is the means for allowing the word to dwell within.
Next, memorization of the Word provides us with the weapons to fight spiritual attacks. St. Paul paints a picture of what we should put on to prepare for our daily walk. More specifically, he states that we are (to put on) “the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God (Ephesians 6:17 ESV). Our most defensive weapon in our walk is the word of God.
Finally, having a variety of Bible verses in our memory bank will allow us to help others learn about the Good News. We are to be ready with the word, “always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect” (1 Peter 3:15 ESV).
Helping others is what we do as members of LWMLC as featured in our motto. This motto, selected in 1993, is “Called to Serve,” based on Deuteronomy 10:12 NIV, “And now, O Israel, what does the LORD your God ask of you but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in His ways, to love Him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.” Let us now embrace, cherish and memorize God’s Word as we celebrate the gift of each day.
Amy Boudreau, LWMLC Member Development Committee